Fridays are my day off from teaching. As I write this post I am sitting in a café enjoying a mocha and have just had the most delicious Korean chicken curry, with rice, for lunch. My friend has been telling me about the Keto diet and I have been trying to follow it but failing miserably, to date.

To do something different to my normal diet routine feels foreign and initially like not very much fun. This is because it is different to what I am used to and I quite like my little comfort zone of a bubble in that area, thank you very much. HOWEVER, I do know that it is possible to form a new habit as I have done it again and again with other things in my life.

In fact, you’re going to think I’m crazy, but in order to prove to myself that it is not only possible, but easy, to form a new habit I carried out a little experiment in my household last year. I was getting extremely frustrated when I went to the freezer every night to make my glass of iced water only to find the kids had emptied AND NOT REFILLED every single ice tray (don’t get me started on the empty toilet roll, that’s another story). I decided this was one battle I was never going to win and was not prepared to fight so I started filling every single ice tray myself at the same time every day. It was key to make it the same time every day as in my experience that embeds the habit quicker and less painfully. Well, guess what, I can not go to bed now without filling those ice trays and I never ever get frustrated that I can’t have my ice cold glass of water any more. It is as embedded in my routine as brushing my teeth.

I’m sure you know what I’m going to say, don’t you? If you want to be able to play the piano beautifully, expressively and technically well you do need to find time every day to play. Believe it or not, you don’t actually have to even FEEL like doing it, you just have to do it if you want the outcome. It’s very rare that I actually FEEL like doing my housework but I aim to focus on the outcome of having a nice clean and tidy house and how I’m going to feel once it is done. That is the key (pun intended).

SO if you are considering enrolling here at Rhythm & Tunes Piano School for lessons please, for the love of God, take some time to think about what time each day you are going to play the piano and I’m sure we will have a very long, mutually satisfying musical relationship with each other.

If you are interested in finding out more about the program we teach here, email me at joanne@rhythmandtunes.com.au with your best contact number I will be in touch to arrange a time for Free Introductory Session for you.

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